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  • The Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School acknowledges the learning experiences of students at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and will award transfer credits based on an AMDA program of study. The transfer agreement applies only to students who complete one of the AMDA two-year programs described below. 

    AMDA Integrated Program Graduates

    AMDA students who have completed the two-year Integrated program should apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre program. If they are accepted, The New School awards 60 “non-liberal arts” transfer credits for the AMDA program. The remaining 60 credits for the New School BFA must include a minimum of 48 credits in liberal arts (as defined by The New School) and no more than 12 credits in non-liberal arts (for example, performing arts, studio art, film production, business). This option is available only to students who complete the AMDA Integrated program.

    AMDA Studio Program and Dance Program Graduates

    Students apply to the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts degree program. The New School awards 60 “non-liberal arts” transfer credits for completion of the AMDA program. The remaining 60 credits for the New School BS degree must be earned by taking liberal arts courses (as defined by The New School; additional non-liberal arts credits will not count toward the degree).

    Note:

    • The maximum number of credits that could be transferred to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students is 84. Applicants from AMDA who have also taken college courses at other institutions can have those courses reviewed according to our standard transfer credit policies.
    • Undergraduates who transfer fewer than 30 liberal arts credits to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are required to take their first 12 credits in general education courses.

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